People tend to understand why businesses, big and small, hire cleaning companies to clean their office or warehouse spaces, but there is a lot less understanding when it comes to hiring a cleaning company for your home. When I was starting this business, I talked to many friends, family members, and co-workers to hear their thoughts on hiring help for their residential cleaning and considered how to address their concerns. Since starting We Clean Everything, we have heard many of those same concerns echoed by clients and potential clients. Some of the most common concerns include: “It will be too expensive”, “My house is too messy, maybe once I get it organized I will call for cleaning”, “I don’t want anyone to see my house the way it is”, “I should be able to do it myself. My mother/father/grandparents/etc. worked full-time and had children/hobbies/multiple jobs, but their house was always clean”.
So here I would like to address some of those concerns:
- Too expensive – Yes, hiring a cleaning service will probably be an extra expense. But, it does NOT have to be out of reach of your budget. As a family business, we offer some flexibility that you may not find elsewhere. Plus, there are significant physical and mental health benefits to having a clean, healthy environment where you can feel calm and relaxed (It’s been researched: “The Powerful Psychology Behind Cleanliness” www.psychologytoday.com ). Once your house is clean, it may also be more manageable to maintain. So, maybe hiring someone once or twice a year would be enough to put your mind, and wallet, at ease. The point: We offer a variety of services, at a variety of prices. We are more than happy to discuss whether we can work within your budget.
- My house is too messy/I can’t let anyone see it – People can be very judgmental, but WE ARE NOT HERE TO JUDGE YOU. We just want to help you. Sure, cleaning is our job, but we also really enjoy what we do. There is nothing more satisfying for us than to, first, see the transformation from before to after, and second, see how happy our clients are with the work we have done! The point: Life can be busy, stressful, and overwhelming. Don’t worry about what we’re going to think coming into your home. I can guarantee you that you are not alone, we have seen messier, and we just want to help you!
- I should be able to do it because other people manage – To this I ask you to consider the following quote: “Comparison is the thief of joy” (often attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, but there seems to be some debate about that). Just because someone else seems to be managing, doesn’t mean that you can or have to or should be. All people are different; they find enjoyment in different things, tolerate different levels of stress, choose to prioritize different things. Cleaning takes time and effort and if you would rather direct that energy elsewhere, that’s what you should do (that is also why WE ARE HERE!) The point: Don’t compare what other people do or feel to what you are doing or feeling. What is right for them may not be right for you and that is okay!
Of course, there are other concerns that people have, but those are some of the most common ones that we have come across. If you are interested in hiring a cleaning company but are bothered by any concerns feel free to contact us! The more information you have, the less scary it can be.